#flare

Tech Tips:

Making a Flare – Quick Tips
By:Bryan Orr This article is not a full lesson on making a flare, but it will give you some best practices to make a flare that doesn't leak. First off, we need to clarify that very few unitary manufacturers use flares anymore. You will most often find flares on ductless and VRF/VRV systems and in […]
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Why You Need a Torque Wrench (or Two…)
I’ve got a confession to make. I'm “that guy.” Call it OCD, call it being anal-retentive, but I'm always making an effort to be as technically correct as possible. One aspect of that effort has been the use of torque indicating or torque limiting tools when tightening fasteners. It started after I put new valve […]
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Videos:

Making a Ductless Flare That Won’t Leak
In this video Jesse and Bryan demonstrate the creation of  a 3/8″ and 1/4″ flare on a ductless unit including – Reaming and Deburring Using a small amount of lubricant Making the flare, though we would suggest using a high quality orbital flare like THIS ONE Using a torque wrench to tighten to specs
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